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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Sri Lanka, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Sri Lanka, as in some cases Sri Lanka may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Sri Lanka then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Sri Lanka, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

The list you're viewing is made up of items like M. G. Ramachandran and Raadhika Sarathkumar.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Sri Lanka?" and "Which famous actors were born in Sri Lanka?"

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Albert Moses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Albert Moses age 80 - Albert Moses is a British-based actor born near Kandy, Sri Lanka. He had begun to act by the 1960s in India where he appeared in several films, then produced and directed his first. From India, ...more

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Anarkalli Aakarsha is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Anarkalli Aakarsha age 30 - Anarkalli Aakarssha is an award winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress, model,singer, TV presenter and a politician. She was crowned Miss Sri Lanka 2004 and represented Sri Lanka at the ...more

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Anoja Weerasinghe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Anoja Weerasinghe Anoja Weerasinghe is an award-winning Sri Lankan film actress.

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Anton Jude is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Anton Jude Died at 52 (1960-2012) - Anton Jude is a film actor.

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Asoka Peiris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Asoka Peiris Died at 65 (1942-2007) - Asoka Peiris was an actor.

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Ayesha Kapur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Ayesha Kapur age 23 - Ayesha Kapur is an Indian film child actress who is best known for playing young Michelle McNally in the Bollywood movie Black. Kapur received unanimous praise for the role, and quickly became ...more

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Balu Mahendra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Balu Mahendra Died at 75 (1939-2014) - Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran, commonly known as Balu Mahendra, was a cinematographer, director, screenwriter and film editor, who worked in various Indian film industries, primarily in Tamil ...more

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Bernard White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Bernard White age 58 - Bernard White is a Sri Lankan-born, Detroit-raised American actor, screenwriter and film director. A 1977 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School, he graduated from Michigan State ...more

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Colin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Colin Gordon Died at 61 (1911-1972) - Colin Gordon was a British actor born in Ceylon. He was educated at Marlborough College and Christ Church, Oxford. He made his first West End appearance in 1934 as the hind legs of a horse in a ...more

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Cyril Wickramage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Cyril Wickramage age 85 - Cyril Wickramage is a critically acclaimed Sri Lankan actor, director and singer. Wickramage is known for participating mainly in artistic Sinhala films. Wickramage was born in Kurunegala at the ...more

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D. R. Nanayakkara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
D. R. Nanayakkara Died at 74 (1915-1989) - Don Ruter Nanayakkara was a leading character actor of Sri Lankan cinema. Playing lanky villains and comedic characters, Nanayakkara gained popularity in films like Rekava, Kurulu Bedda and ...more

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Damitha Abeyratne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Damitha Abeyratne Damitha Buddhini Abeyratne is an award-winning Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress.

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Geetha Kumarasinghe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Geetha Kumarasinghe age 62 - Geetha Samanmali Kumarasinghe is an award winning Sri Lankan film actress. She made her debut with veteran director K. A. W. Perera's Wasana in 1975 but it was Neil Rupasinghe's Lassana Kella ...more

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David Spenser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
David Spenser Died at 79 (1934-2013) - David Spenser was a Sri Lankan-born British actor, director, producer and writer. Spenser played the title role in a 1948 radio production of Richmal Crompton's Just William, and also appeared ...more

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Denavaka Hamine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Denavaka Hamine Died at 96 (1906-2002) - Denavaka Hamine is an actress.

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Nita Fernando is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Nita Fernando Nita Fernando is an award-winning actress in the Sri Lankan cinema. She has starred in films like Duhulu Malak and Pavuru Walalu.

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Desmond Kelly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Desmond Kelly age 81 - Desmond Kelly is a Ceylonese musician who has entertained in Sri Lanka and in Australia. He was born in Colombo in 1936.

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Pooja Umashankar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Pooja Umashankar age 36 - Pooja Gauthami Umashankar, mononymously known as Pooja, is an Indian-Sri Lankan actress, who has primarily appeared in Tamil films as well as Sinhala, Malayalam and amateur films. Following a ...more

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Radhika Sarathkumar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Radhika Sarathkumar age 53 - Raadhika Sarathkumar is an Indian television and film actress, entrepreneur and producer. She is the founder of Radaan Mediaworks India Limited, which has produced successful serials Chitti, ...more

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Dhamma Jagoda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Dhamma Jagoda Died at 47 (1941-1988) - Dhamma Jagoda was the first Head of the Drama Unit at the National Television channel Rupavahini Corporation in Sri Lanka. He was a pioneer theater and television play director and actor In Sri ...more

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Ramani Bartholomeusz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Ramani Bartholomeusz Died at 21 (1966-1987) - Ramani Elizabeth Bartholomeusz was a Sri Lankan model and actress. Having been crowned Miss Sri Lanka in 1985, she represented Sri Lanka at the 1985 Miss Universe pageant. Ramani was born to ...more

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Dilhani Ekanayake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Dilhani Ekanayake age 42 - Dilhani Ashokamala Ekanayake is an award-winning Sri Lankan film teledrama actress and a model.

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Ravindra Randeniya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Ravindra Randeniya age 71 - Ravindra Randeniya is a Sri Lankan actor and politician. He rose to fame in Lester James Peries's film Desa Nisa in 1972, and was a popular actor during the 1970s and 1980s; He won the ...more

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Dommie Jayawardena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Dommie Jayawardena Died at 52 (1927-1979) - Dommie Jayawardena was a Sri Lankan actor and singer. He achieved fame playing villainous roles. Jayawardena was born in Ambalangoda on June 25, 1927. He first appeared on the silver screen in ...more

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Richard de Zoysa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Richard de Zoysa Died at 32 (1958-1990) - Richard Manik de Zoysa was a well-known Sri Lankan journalist, author, human rights activist and actor, who was abducted and murdered on 18 February 1990. His murder caused widespread outrage ...more

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Duleeka Marapana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Duleeka Marapana age 42 - Duleeka Marapana is an actress.

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Rukmani Devi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Rukmani Devi Died at 55 (1923-1978) - Rukmani Devi was a Sri Lankan singer and actress, who was often acclaimed as "The Nightingale of Sri Lanka". She made it to the silver screen via the stage and had acted in close to ...more

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Eddie Jayamanne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Eddie Jayamanne Died at 66 (1915-1981) - Wanniaarachchige Don David Victor Jayamanne, popularly known as Eddie Jayamanne was a popular Sri Lankan comedian and actor of early Sri Lankan cinema. Hailing from a Christian family in ...more

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Ellis Jeffreys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Ellis Jeffreys Died at 71 (1872-1943) - Minnie Gertrude Ellis Jeffreys was an English actress born in Colombo, in what is now Sri Lanka, the daughter of Captain Dodsworth Jeffreys. She was in more than 75 stage productions and 11 ...more

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Sangeetha Weeraratne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Sangeetha Weeraratne age 44 - Sangeetha Weeraratne is an award-winning actress in the Sri Lankan cinema. She made her debut as a sixteen-year-old with Roy De Silva 's It's a Matter of Time opposite Kamal Addararachchi in ...more

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Sanjit De Silva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Sanjit De Silva age 41 - Sanjit De Silva is an actor.

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Gamini Fonseka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Gamini Fonseka Died at 68 (1936-2004) - Sembuge Gamini Shelton Fonseka was a Sri Lankan film actor, film director and politician. Fonseka was born on 21 March 1936 in Dehiwela the third child of William and Daisy Fonseka. Starting ...more

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Sarala Kariyawasam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Sarala Kariyawasam age 21 - Sarala Kariyawasam, who hails from Galle, is a Sri Lankan child actress. A student of Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya, Sarala is the first Sri Lankan child artiste to make an international debut. ...more

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Gamya Wijayadasa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Gamya Wijayadasa age 31 - Gamya Wijayadasa is a Sri Lankan beauty pageant titleholder who won Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2009 and represented Sri Lanka in Miss World 2009 on December 12, 2009 in Johannesburg, South

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Shesha Palihakkara is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Shesha Palihakkara Died at 81 (1928-2009) - Shesha Palihakkara was an Sri Lankan dancer, actor, and producer. He achieved critical recognition with a starring role in Lester James Peries' masterpiece Rekava and as producer of Getawarayo, ...more

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Gandhi MacIntyre is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Gandhi MacIntyre age 78 - Gandhi MacIntyre is an actor.

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Gemini Kantha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Gemini Kantha age 92 - Gemini Kantha was a Sri Lankan film actress. She was a pioneer comedy actress known as Josi Baba and singer in early Sri Lankan cinema. She acted in several stage plays before embarking as a ...more

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Swarna Mallawarachchi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Swarna Mallawarachchi Swarna Mallawarachchi the award-winning Sri Lankan film actress, also known as the "Golden star of Sinhalese cinema". She began her acting career whilst still a schoolgirl - starring ...more

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Vasanthi Chathurani is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Vasanthi Chathurani Vasanthi Chathurani is a Sri Lankan film and teledrama actress. She made her debut as a teenager in Sumitra Peiris's Gehenu Lamai in 1978. Her most acclaimed role in the silver screen was that ...more

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Gillian Raine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Gillian Raine age 90 - Gillian Raine is an actress and was the wife of the actor Leonard Rossiter from 1964-1984, though they had been living together since 1962. They had one daughter, Camilla. Raine has appeared in ...more

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Vijaya Kumaranatunga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Vijaya Kumaranatunga Died at 43 (1945-1988) - Kovilage Anton Vijaya Kumaranatunga, also known as Vijaya Kumaranatunga, was a popular Sri Lankan film actor and politician, married to former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaranatunga from ...more

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Henry Jayasena is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Henry Jayasena Died at 78 (1931-2009) - Henry Jayasena born in Bendiyamulla, Gampaha is a Sri Lankan film actor and dramatist.

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Vijaya Nandasiri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Vijaya Nandasiri age 73 - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vijaya-Nandasiri/512334135579072?fref=nf Vijaya Nandasiri is a Sri Lankan dramatist and actor. He has had a varied career beginning in theater and ...more

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Hugh Burden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Hugh Burden Died at 72 (1913-1985) - Hugh Burden was an English actor and playwright. He was the son of a colonial official and was educated at Beaumont College and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and RADA. He ...more

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Hugo Fernando is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Hugo Fernando Died at 87 (1912-1999) - K. Hugo Fernando, popularly known as Hugo Master, was a Sri Lankan film personality. Debuting in the first Sinhalese film Kadawunu Poronduwa, Fernando had an over 30 year career as a character ...more

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Shanthi Lekha is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Shanthi Lekha Died at 80 (1929-2009) - Rita Irene Quyn, better known as Shanthi Lekha, was a Sri Lankan actress. She played the role of mother in more films than any other actress in Sinhala cinema. Lekha was born in Kalutara on July ...more

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Iranganie Serasinghe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Iranganie Serasinghe age 90 - Iranganie Serasinghe is an actor.

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J. K. Rithesh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
J. K. Rithesh age 44 - J. K. Rithesh is an Indian actor and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member. He was an Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha from Ramanathpuram ...more

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Jackson Anthony is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Jackson Anthony age 68 - Jackson Anthony is an actor in Sri Lankan cinema. Though he has become popular from his career as an actor. He has appeared before the public in versatile forms; director, producer, singer, ...more

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Pearl Vasudevi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Sri Lanka
Pearl Vasudevi Died at 72 (1915-1987) - Pearl Vasudevi was an early Sri Lankan actress. Vasudevi was born Pearl Peries in Galle on March 30, 1915 to a Burgher family. She studied at the Good Sheperd Convent in Kotahena and became ...more